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Breakout was a real breakthrough in videogame industry (easy). Despite the fact the people were starting to get bored of ball & paddle games which were here since 1972 (with Pong), Breakout renewed the genre with a new concept: a wall to destroy!

Nolan Bushnell, Atari's founder, wanted to turn Pong into a single player game.

Of course the game generated a vast legacy including the famous Arkanoid.


    Breakout inspired Breakaway (SD-2xx systems)
    Breakout inspired Brickdown / Shooting Gallery  (APF MP1000 systems)
    Breakout inspired Pinball Challenge (Fairchild Channel F)
    Breakout is related to Breakthru (Atari Video-Pinball (C380))


    Breakout (1977) for the Atari Video-Pinball (C380)



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year of release 1976
companies Atari
type game
media arcade cabinet
systems Arcade
number of players 1 - 2 players (alternate)
staff Steve Bristow (conception), Nolan Bushnell, Steve Jobs
tags ball and paddle, breakout

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